If you are orientating on washable diapers, you can quickly get lost because of all the different washable diaper systems, brands and well-meant advice. What is a good system and what are the advantages and disadvantages of these different systems? We try to take you into the world of washable diapers by starting with a brief explanation of the different types of washable diapers available.
A pocket diaper is a washable diaper with a waterproof exterior and a soft interior made of, for example, fleece, suede or cotton. In the inside of the pocket diaper is a "pocket" in which you can put the inserts. We will explain more about the differences and the advantages and disadvantages of different inserts. Most pocket diapers are adjustable in size with press studs, making them theoretically usable from birth to toilet training. In practice, most pocket diapers are still large for newborn babies. From 3 months the fit is already a lot better.
The pocket diaper has a quick drying time, because the inserts are not attached in the diaper. An advantage is that you can experiment yourself which combination of inserts works best for you. Especially in the beginning this is often a bit of a search. So don't give up too quickly! A pocket diaper is easy to change and very popular with the babysitter and grandfather and grandmother.
Pocket diapers are available from different brands. The pocket diaper ofHappyBearfor example, has double drip channels, which greatly reduces the chance of leakage. If your child is not so good at synthetic fibers, then the pocket diaper isBamboo lickwith an organic cotton interior a good option.
Although pocket diapers are suitable from birth to toilet training, we see that many parents quickly switch to a two-part system when the children get older and urinate more. The pocket diapers are also less suitable for older children at night, because they often cannot absorb sufficiently. There are also plenty of parents who swear by pocket diapers and manage well with the right combination of inserts.
Fast drying time Easy to change Absorbency can be adjusted by using different inserts One Size - adjustable in size
Extra work in preparation (putting inlays in the pocket diaper) Lower absorbency Less suitable for large puddles and as a night diaper
The All-In-One diaper resembles a disposable diaper the most. With an All-In-One washable diaper, the inserts are already sewn into the diaper in waterproof pants. You can immediately change the diaper without the hassle of pants or inserts. Most washable diapers have a Velcro closure, such as the Bambino Mio miosoloor TotsBots Easyfit diapers.
Because the inserts are sewn into the diaper, the drying time of an AIO diaper is longer than, for example, with the pocket diaper, but shorter than a two-piece diaper system. The All-In-One diaper is a relatively more expensive diaper, but ideal to start with washable diapers or for the babysitter. The AIO diapers are unfortunately not always suitable for the nights and are more sensitive to leaks at the groin if you wait too long to change.
Easy to change thanks to Velcro closure Handy for the babysitter or grandfather and grandmother Complete diaper - the inserts are already sewn into the diaper One Size - adjustable in size
Longer drying time Higher purchase price Less suitable as a night diaper
All-In-Two / Snap-In-One diapers
The All-In-Two and Snap-In-One diapers, abbreviated AI2 or SIO, consist of a loose waterproof cover and loose inserts or prefolds. These diapers are very slim and are therefore also very suitable for newborn babies.
In the waterproof pants like the TotsBots PeeNut wrapclick the separate inserts. After changing, you only have to change the inserts and you can reuse the coverings several times. For newborns there is a one-size adjustable size pants in combination with a prefold insertvery suitable. The drying time of AIO / AI2 diapers is very short, just like the pocket diaper, but they are less suitable for older children, because the inserts cannot absorb sufficiently with larger puddles.
Slim fit and also suitable for newborns Overpants can be used several times Fast drying time Affordable
Less leak proof for older children compared to two piece diapers Extra work with inserts
Each brand has its own overpants with its own unique features. The overpantsfrom Petit Lulu are adjustable in size and have a fleece edge, which reduces the risk of stretch marks. The Wraps from TotsBots and LittleLamb are available in multiple sizes, making the fit better than the one size pants. These diapers can absorb much more because they are made entirely of bamboo, cotton or a mix of different fabrics. A disadvantage is that you do have extra work with changing it. The drying time is much longer than other diapers, but the chance of leakage is really minimal. A two-piece diaper is often a "thicker suit" around the buttocks. A big advantage is that the overpants do not have to be replaced during every change. You can reuse it 3 to 5 times.
Minimal chance of leakage Good fit Also suitable for the night Overpants can be used several times
More work while changing Long drying time Need separate cover
For older children and large pee, one night diaper the ideal washable diaper to get through the night dry. Over a night diaper should be a waterproof (Pull-Up) coveror a wool pants. In comparison to a two-piece diaper system, the night diapers are much thicker, because they consist of several layers of fabric and possibly additional inserts. The most popular night diaper is the HappyBear bamboo night diaperwhich can absorb at least 800ml and the Anavyand Petit Lulunight diapers. A disadvantage is the long drying time of sometimes 24 to 48 hours. The night diapers can also be used during the day. Most night diapers, such as HappyBear's, come with loose inserts that you don't need during the day, making the diaper less thick.
Leak-proof and suitable for large puddles Can also be used during the day
Very thick around the buttocks Long drying time Separate pants or wool pants needed
Do you still have doubts about washable diapers and do you want to see, fit and feel the different diapers? Feel free to contact us for a free and no-obligation consultation. We are happy to advise you on all the differences and advantages of washable diapers. You can do this by phone, via chat, but also personally with us in Hengelo.